National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April to highlight and recognize the importance of immunization.
Immunization is one of the most important and cost-effective public health innovations. In Canada, immunization has saved more lives than any other health intervention, and has contributed to the reduction in morbidity and mortality in adults, children and other vulnerable populations.
Immunization doesn’t just protect the people who get immunized – it protects those around them too. When a majority of the people in a community are immunized against a disease, it greatly reduces the chances of that disease spreading in the community, protecting people such as infants who are too young to be immunized and those who are not able to get immunized due to medical reasons.
Immunize Canada invites you to celebrate NIAW with us from April 23-30, 2022. There are many trusted resources available to you to learn about vaccines and immunization at immunize.ca.
If you have questions or are looking for immunizations please contact your local Public Health office, Primary Care Provider or Pharmacist.